IPCM n. 75 | May-June 2022

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How to Comply with the National Water Discharge Regulations: the Success Story of the Bulgarian Company VIAS Ltd. Francesco Stucchi ipcm®

When we think about waste water treatment (commonly referred to as WWT) we probably recall a process made to purify water in order either to re-use it or to discharge it, of course complying with the environmental regulations related to this aspect.

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eing used to living and working in a European Community, where most of the rules and standards are common for all countries, what we probably do not know is that every nation

has its own local regulations and limits for water discharge. These vary from one country to another, with some nations having limits which are inexplicably restrictive. Bulgaria is one of these countries. Let’s see how a Bulgarian company working in the aluminium industry as a supplier of architectural and industrial aluminium has faced the challenge of treating waste water coming from the rinsing stages of the powder coating and anodization lines, choosing a chemical-physical system supplied by Simpec (Milan, Italy), a company specialized in the design, construction, installation and after-sales service of water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants.

VIAS new vertical powder coating system is currently the biggest one for aluminium profiles in the Balkans.

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